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Waiau River Estate

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Lovely experience

We did the wine tasting and were inspired to buy a couple of the bottles. The people running it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nicola B
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Waiau River

We visited Waiau River Estate on the drive out to Hanmer Springs and were so glad we stopped in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“pinot noir”(5 reviews)
“cellar door”(3 reviews)
Waiau River Estate is situated just 13km south from the small alpine village of Hanmer Springs heading towards Christchurch. We are the only vineyard in this area; at 297m above sea level, we are among New Zealand's highest altitude vineyards. Our...more
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2254 Mouse Point Road | State Highway 7, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 7579
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the wine tasting and were inspired to buy a couple of the bottles. The people running it were informative and enthusiastic- nice to see they looked to run a sustainable business too. We did not have time to sample the food but others...More

Thank Nicola B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Waiau River Estate on the drive out to Hanmer Springs and were so glad we stopped in. The weather was perfect as we sat out the back having a few drinks and a cheese platter, admiring the amazing views!! The staff were really...More

Thank sayersmd
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Perfect for a 60th Birthday lunch with family and friends, the three platters were amazing, plenty of food and choices for all fourteen of us. Small dogs, donkeys and horses kept the children entertained.

Thank rikioraka60
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Wines, food ( not eaten but we saw the platters ) honey , soaps, mead and beautiful river and mountain views.

Thank RodneyC1061
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

We didn't eat here but made the 10 minute drive from Hanmer to try the wines and sit out overlooking the Waiau River drinking a glass of their very nice Chardonnay & Pinot Noir as a treat for my 50th birthday. The wine tasting was...More

Thank TheSnakebite
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Came here with a large group of friends for wine tasting and platters. The wine tasting was amazing and you can tell the couple are really passionate about what they do. Then platters looked and tasted fantastic and where great to share. The wine is...More

Thank 79aimeer
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Thanks a lot Conrad and the team! Superb service and great food/wine. Great location, some of us who jetboat down the river every day and can still appreciate the location, that speaks for itself! Platter was amazing, and made with local ingredients! Being locals I...More

Thank V9982HRdaniellel
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing location, platter and wine. Kids loved the animals. Hope to come again I recommend you Stop here!

Thank Leo S
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Had a really lovely time here. Visited about midday on a sunny winter's day. Sat outside and lapped up the sun. We all enjoyed meeting the different animals around - added entertainment to our visit. Lovely wine. The platter was amazing! We had a platter...More

Thank ChristineB472
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Hosts are fantastic. we arrived on a cold and rainy day, the fire was on and we were meet by Conrad who went out of his way to make us feel at home. Very good wine, plus the cheese board was well worth the effort...More

Thank Bevan B
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